Mitacs Accelerate - Special Funding Offer





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Mitacs Accelerate Special Calls


For a limited time (while quantities last), Mitacs is offering special funding for Accelerate projects that fall within four sectors: 

  1. Agriculture, Agri-Food and Aquaculture
  2. Biomanufacturing, Biotechnology and Life & Health Sciences 
  3. Digital (Artificial Intelligence, Quantum and Information & Communications Technology)
  4. Clean Technology

Under this special funding offer, each eligible internship unit will require a partner contribution of $5,000 (instead of the standard $7,500) with $10,000 coming from Mitacs. Ineligible internship units of $15,000 will require the standard partner contribution of $7,500. 

Please review the guidelines outlined below:

  • Funding is limited; applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis until February 9, 2024, or while quantities last.
  • All applications must include named interns to be considered. Maximum of 6 (six) discounted internship units per named intern at the time of submission; standard funding applies for any unnamed (TBD) interns.
  • Post-submission and in-project changes are permitted for the discounted and standard funding units.
  • Total limit of 50IUs per project.
  • Only available under the Accelerate program, excluding Accelerate International and NSERC Alliance Joint Applications.
  • Offer is available for new submissions only.


For program and intern eligibility, please review the eligibility criteria outlined on the Mitacs Accelerate Research Alert or the Mitacs Accelerate web-page.

For project eligibility, please contact Emily Gordon (

Maximum Project Value

Mitacs Accelerate special funding offer is available on eligible internship units for a limited time for a total limit of 50 internship units. Named interns are eligible for up to 6 internship units at the discounted rate. For more information, please review the maximum project value information outlined on the Mitacs Accelerate Research Alert or the Mitacs Accelerate web-page.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Project length is a minimum of one internship unit (4-months) to a maximum of 50 internship units under this special offer. For more information, please review the project duration information outlined on the Mitacs Accelerate Research Alert or the Mitacs Accelerate web-page.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

OR-5, full proposal, budget and signed Mitacs Memorandum must be submitted to the Research Services Office (

External Deadline

Offer will end Feb 9, 2024 or while quantities last. Applicant submits full application, including signed memorandum, directly to Mitacs Advisor. The submission must be planned at least eight weeks in advance of the proposed project start date. 

How to Apply

To apply for this special funding opportunity, please contact Emily Gordon (

For Questions, please contact

Mitacs Advisor, University of Guelph

Emily Gordon

Office of Research

Vanessa Knox, Awards and Agreements Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x53429

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